Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. ATSU instills in students the compassion and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person. The University has a rich history of providing leadership for comprehensive healthcare education and research and is consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide.
ATSU provides graduate and professional programs in healthcare fields at campuses in Kirksville, Mo., Mesa, Ariz., and online. Its schools include:
- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, founded in 1892
- Arizona School of Health Sciences, established in 1995
- School of Health Management, established in 1999
- Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, established in 2003
- School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, established in 2006
Investing in excellence
ATSU’s investment in experienced faculty and state-of-the-art technology contribute to its reputation as one of the best multidisciplinary healthcare educators in the nation. Specifically, ATSU is recognized as one of America’s preeminent centers of excellence in geriatric health, intergenerational healthcare, rural practice methodologies, and applied wellness education. The University provides an environment in which students and faculty are continually challenged to cultivate a lifestyle of whole person healthcare through education, wellness training, nutrition, psychology, problem-based learning, and co-curricular activities.
History and research
ATSU facilitates a strong research environment through the A.T. Still Research Institute, which features a premier team of specialists and researchers. The University also is the parent institution for the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine SM and the International Center for Osteopathic History.